meetings start at 7pm for 7.30 and finish at 9.30. The first wednesday
of the Month is competition night - bring something along to show on
the open competition table!
New members or prospective members are always very welcome to come along and meet us at no cost :-)
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you may have noticed a number of things including work and a lack of my
getting around to turning anything for many months have all led
to me not getting to meetings and demos since April. I was struggling
to get around to updating the website then, to make life more
interesting, my laptop started playing up to the point of not being
useable. The programme I was using for the website along with the files
and, most important, the set up log-in details were all on the dead
I have managed to dig out the log-in details and
they appear to work. I have a different computer with a different
programme which I'm struggling to get to grips with so - for now, I
have made a home page with the programm for next year and some basic
West Northants Woodturners
to the home page of West Northants Woodturners, a Northamptonshire
woodturning club offering demonstrations, tuition and support to wood
turners from Northampton, Weedon and the surrounding areas.
2017 the AWGB are celebrating their 30th Anniversary. To commemorate
this we are holding a competition to be judged at Woodworks@Daventry on
Friday 12th May. As regular attendees at woodworks you are invited to
take part. What we are asking for is a model steam traction engine
primarily of turned items and an overall length of 14" (350mm) to 16"
(400mm). Free Plans can be found for a traction engine on the internet.
This would be an ideal project for your members to undertake and we
hope you will take part.
will also invite other affiliated clubs of the AWGB in the midland
region to take part in this competition. We will invite the chairman of
the AWGB to judge this competition.
My Regards, Peter Carless, Secretary Tudor Rose Woodturners
has sent me a rather comprehensive set of drawings which might help
someone to make their traction engine very true to life. Let me know if
you would like them and I will forward the pdf file or else print them
out for you. Ian